Couples Therapeutic Massage
So often today we hear about Self Care, in fact everywhere you look on social media (including our pages) is information on how to look after ourselves. Don't get me wrong, I think this is great! I'm all over my regular massage, facials, meditation and time out with a good book. But for most of us we do not live in a world alone. We have a certain significant other that we have chosen to spend our life with. I know, I know, not always a whole life, but certainly a significant portion of it. I put it to you, if we are looking after ourselves, than isn't it important to look after the relationship that you have with your significant other? Here in Perth how many of us have partners that are FIFO? Or partners working different days or shifts. Those of us with children (human or fur babies), how much time do you spend looking after them and neglecting your relationship with your spouse or partner?
With the increase of mental health issues, which can lead to isolation and have more serious consequences, shouldn't we be looking to foster that wonderful partnership that with have built with the person we CHOSE?
CONNECTION IS KEY!
One way that we can connect and help our relationship is through Therapeutic/Swedish massage.
Swedish massage has evidence based research that shows it can:· Decrease stress hormones such as cortisol and nor adrenaline· Decrease Blood pressure· Increase happy hormones such as endorphins and serotonin· Improve sleep· Aid digestion
So if you can spare 10 or 20 minutes to reconnect with your partner, why not try massage? You know how relaxed you feel after a great massage, how fantastic would it feel to give a massage to your loved one? A 10 minute neck and shoulder massage CAN make a difference. Or better yet, a 20 minute back, neck and shoulder massage, can really help to reinforce or build that connection. In fact a study done by the researchers in Northumbria University in the UK found that giving your partner a massage as well as receiving one improved your own mental well-being. Medical News Today ''These findings show that massage can be a simple and effective way for couples to improve their physical and mental well-being whilst showing affection for one another. Massage is a cost-effective and pleasant intervention that isn't just for a therapeutic setting but can be easily incorporated into a healthy couple's daily routine." -Sayuri Naruse